portupgrade fails to run or do anything

Frank Shute frank at shute.org.uk
Sun Nov 7 19:50:04 UTC 2010

On Sun, Nov 07, 2010 at 09:21:22AM -0800, Ron (Lists) wrote:
> I'm trying to upgrade my ports and I can't get portupgrade to do 
> anything.  I type 'sudo portupgrade apache' (or any package) and all I 
> get back is a command prompt.  No error or any other message.  
> portversion seems to work correctly, showing my out of date ports, etc.
> Running portupgrade with -F doesn't help at all.  I've also noticed 
> that tab-expansion isn't working like it used to on the port names, so 
> that makes me wonder if the database is screwed up.  I've tried running 
> pkgdb and it just returns like portupgrade.  Running portsdb to try and 
> rebuild the index doesn't help.
> Any ideas?  I'm perplexed and Google is no help.
> Thanks

Give portupgrade the -v arg to get some debugging information. E.g:

# sudo portupgrade -v apache\*




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